Birth Control for Christians: Making Wise Choices

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What is the best form of birth control for you—morally, relationally, and medically?

Birth Control for Christians is a balanced, practical guide that will help you answer that question. It builds on both up-to-date medical information and Christian moral teachings to help you make contraceptive decisions that foster peace with God, yourself, and your spouse.

From the basics to complex moral questions, this book provides details on barrier ...

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Overview

What is the best form of birth control for you—morally, relationally, and medically?

Birth Control for Christians is a balanced, practical guide that will help you answer that question. It builds on both up-to-date medical information and Christian moral teachings to help you make contraceptive decisions that foster peace with God, yourself, and your spouse.

From the basics to complex moral questions, this book provides details on barrier methods, hormonal methods, IUDs, sterilization, and behavioral methods such as Natural Family Planning. You'll learn the following about each method: advantages, disadvantages, how to maximize effectiveness, cost, and pertinent moral issues and debates.

A powerful guide to encouraging dialogue, this book provides a pathway for couples to develop their knowledge about sexuality and contraception and to make well-informed decisions together.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780801064371
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 6/1/2003
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 6.54 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 9
Introduction 11
Part 1 Beginning the Conversation
1. Birth Control: An Important Issue for Christians 19
2. Making Wise Choices about Birth Control 29
3. The Birds, the Bees, and the Beginning of Life 47
4. Don't Try This at Home: Notoriously Ineffective Methods 67
Part 2 Behavioral Methods
5. Self-Observation Methods: Fertility Awareness Method and Natural Family Planning 77
6. Standard Days Method 87
7. Withdrawal 93
8. Lactational Amenorrhea Method 99
Part 3 Barrier Methods
9. Condoms 105
10. Spermicides 115
11. Vaginal Barriers: Diaphragm, Sponge, and Cervical Cap 121
Part 4 Hormonal Methods
12. Combined Hormonal Contraceptives: The Pill, Injections, Patch, and Vaginal Ring 133
13. Progestin-Only Contraceptives: Minipill, Injections, and Implants 149
14. Emergency Contraception 159
Part 5 IUDs
15. Intrauterine Devices: Nonhormonal and Hormonal 169
Part 6 Permanent Methods
16. Male and Female Sterilization 179
Epilogue 191
Appendix Effectiveness Table of All Contraceptive Methods 194
Notes 199
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